Olympic swim champion Ye Shiwen leads Chinese delegation for EAG


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Two-time Olympic champion and world record holder Ye Shiwen will compete in the 6th East Asian Games (EAG) for Oct. 6 to 15 in China’s Tianjin as the country’s sport governing body named a star-studded squad here on Friday.

The 6th EAG features 24 sports with 254 gold medals at stake. China will send a delegation of of 516 athletes and 236 coaches and officials to compete in 247 events of all the 24 sports. Averaging 23-year-old, the Chinese athletes consists of a slew of Olympians as well as inexperienced youngsters.

The 17-year-old Ye turns out to be the biggest star in the Chinese squad. She set a new world record of 4 minutes, 28.43 second to claim title in the women’s 400m individual medley event and also won the 200m individual medley with an Olympic record in London last summer.

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